Scrunch It! Knit Ruches and Welts on Knitting Daily TV Episode 907
Scrunch It! Join host of Knitting Daily TV Eunny Jang for another great episode of knitting techniques, patterns, and more. On episode 907, you'll dive into horizontal and vertical ruching and welting techniques to add interest and texture to your knitwear. Plus, you'll learn a cast-on method for an easy-to-knit hat and all the know-how you need about camelid yarns.
Preview this episode:
First up is Eunny's lesson on horizontal ruching and welting knitting techniques on this episode's Getting Started segment. These easy-to-add knitting elements will add fun details, texture, and depth to your knitwear.
Eunny is wearing the Briar Rose Tunic by Elisabeth Parker, from the Winter 2011 issue of Interweave Knits magazine.
Eunny meets up with Kristin Omdahl on this episode's Accessorize Me! segment to demonstrate the invisible cast-on for the Amstel hat, a cute beret that is knit from the top down. Download your Amstel hat pattern and knit along with Kristin and Eunny. This hat is pictured here knit in Kelbourne Woolen's Road to China yarn, a camelid yarn that you'll learn more about in the following segment, Yarn Spotlight.
On this episode's yarn spotlight Eunny Jang and Clara Parkes go into the Knitting Lab to discuss camelid blends. What is a camelid yarn and what are the best uses for these fibers? Featured on this episode is Kelbourne Woolen's Road to China yarn. This 3-ply strong, soft, shiny, and drapey yarn has a lot of body. It lends itself well to comfy, cozy projects. Also seen on this yarn spotlight is Grignasco's Tikal baby alpaca yarn (pink).
Sponsored by Kelbourne Woolens.
Watch the entire Yarn Spotlight segment:
Eunny finishes this show with a quick tip for vertical ruching with slipped stitches. Seen here is the Seashell Skirt by Kristin Omdahl, featured in the Spring 2012 issue of Interweave Knits magazine. This skirt uses vertical ruching to create a ruffled hem.
For more tips, techniques, and free patterns from Knitting Daily TV, visit KnittingDailyTV.com.
Get the entire Series 900 of Knitting Daily TV on a 4-Disc DVD Collection! Click here to purchase DVDs and individual episodes of this season (available July 2012) or previous seasons of Knitting Daily TV.
ABOUT THE SHOW: Knitting Daily TV is an exciting needle crafts how-to program on public television covering everything from knitting and crochet to stitching, felting, and spinning. The show guides viewers in learning to make fun yet smart one-of-a-kind designs using the latest products in yarn and fiber. Download free patterns, meet trendsetting knit and crochet designers, and improve or learn new skills and techniques.
Click here to find the PBS station nearest you airing the program. (You can enter your zip code or click "view all schedules/get listings" to see all the cities that air the show and when.)